Isaac Smith

1718–27 December 1783 (Age 65)
Horsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Isaac

When Isaac Smith was born in 1718, in Horsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Will. Smith, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 18. He married Susannah Tainton on 8 October 1745, in Bisley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 27 December 1783, in his hometown, at the age of 65, and was buried in Horsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Smith
1718–1783
Susannah Tainton
1720–1799
Marriage: 8 October 1745
Thomas Smith
1746–
Deborah Smith
1746–
Isaac Smith
1748–
Mary Smith
1753–
Isaac Smith
1757–
William Smith
1759–1830
Sarah
1759–
Samuel Smith
1763–
Richard Smith
1768–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 October 1745Bisley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (21)

    • Isaac Smith in entry for James Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Isaac Smith, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
    • Isaac Smith on WikiTree

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